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Tales from the Bargain Bin

DrMM's blog about books, the universe and everything (actually, just books). I currently read mostly YA/MG fantasy, although the only thing I won't read is horror.

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

Bliss (The Bliss Bakery #1) - Kathryn Littlewood

The Bliss family runs a magical bakery in their small hometown. 11 year old Rosemary wants nothing more to follow in her parents footsteps but they won't let her near the Bliss Cookery Booke that contains the family's secret recipes. Of course, when her parents leave town and her cool Aunt Lily shows up, everything changes. But Aunt Lily has plans of her own ...


Mini Review here: I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this from the bargain bin. Fortunately, I found it surprisingly good. There's a lot of fun mayhem when Rosemary and her brothers (all of them who are named after spices) go about attempting to make sweets from the Booke -- and even more when they attempt to fix their mistakes. What I didn't particularly enjoy was Rosemary's predictable self-esteem and family issues. Fortunately, the mayhem created was entertaining enough to make that part bearable.


Final Verdict: Fun and entertaining but nothing especially innovative or creative. Younger readers will probably enjoy. Older ones -- YMMV.